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4333 Factoria Blvd. SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
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Main Office: (425) 456-7400
Attendance: (425) 456-7406
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M-T-T-F:  8:00am – 3:00pm
Wed:  8:00am – 12:55pm
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The building and offices of Newport High School are closed.
  • The Newport High School Main Office will be closed until Monday, August 17th (subject to change).
The First Day of School for the 2020 - 2021 school year will be Thursday, September 3rd, with classes beginning at 8:00 AM.

NHS Senior UPDATE – 05-13-2020

NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL Senior Guideposts Special instructions & news to help families navigate the road to graduation. Celebrating the Class of 2020. I can't express to you in words how much I'm thinking about you all right now.  I see you and your amazing resiliency. You have handled with such grace this school closure and the loss of some of our senior traditions. Yet I still think it's important to recognize that we understand how hard this is for seniors and their families. Our announcements are coming later than other schools. We apologize for making you wait, but we wanted our students, through their class leaders, to have a voice in how we adapted our celebrations. We wanted to focus on what mattered most to our Knights. They earned a chance for us to celebrate their awesome selves. The senior events that we planned with our senior leaders as partners are outlined below.  We included a description of how they will be delivered this spring.  This letter is organized to shadow the typical timeline of events as best we can. Please monitor your email for updates as the dates draw near. Cap/gown distribution: Seniors who were unable to pick up their Jostens graduation items on Friday, May 8th, should contact Mike Annis with Jostens.  There will be another distribution day in the future which we will send notification for. AP Capes/Honor Cords: If you ordered your AP Cape and/or Honor/ISA cords, and did not receive those items on May 8th, we will be having another distribution day sometime after June 5th.  We have AP Capes on order that will not arrive until about that time.  We will be sending out a notification for that day.  Seniors who qualify for these items will have the fees on their accounts in Touchbase.  These items are optional and will not count as fines if you choose not to purchase.  How does one qualify?  AP Cape – score 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exams by the end of junior year; Honor Cord – had a GPA of 3.5 at the end of 1st semester senior year; ISA Cord – earned an International Spanish Academy Diploma. Yearbook distribution: We are working with our yearbook publisher and till contact you as soon as we have a date for pick-up. Prom: We are entertaining new ideas for prom based on the information collected from our recent senior survey and following whatever the current public health and Governor's orders are for safety and large group gatherings. We recognize that anything we move to later dates will have conflicts for some of our seniors (leaving for military, summer internships, family vacations, etc.).  Knowing that, the senior class officers plan to offer an activity that will best accommodate the largest number of seniors. Senior Recognition – Academic, Activity, and Athletic: This year, the Senior Awards Ceremony and Senior Assembly will be done virtually.  Department Honors are planned for the afternoon of June11th and Activities and Athletics/Senior Assembly is planned for June 12th.  Be watching for links to these live events via school messenger. Getting Cleared to Graduate/ Paying Old Fines and Returning School Property/Picking up Personal Property:
  1. As with every year, all fines must be paid in order to participate in graduation.  Fines are on your account for old items such as books and assets that were never turned in or found, old unpaid class fees, parking violations, etc.  To view any current fines on your student’s account login to Touchbase at https://touchbase.bsd405.org/.
  2. The school district is currently developing a plan for students to return district property and pick up personal property. We will let you know as soon as that information is available.
Getting Cleared to Graduate/ Paying Old Fines and Returning School Property/Picking up Personal Property:
  1. As with every year, all fines must be paid in order to participate in graduation.  Fines are on your account for old items such as books and assets that were never turned in or found, old unpaid class fees, parking violations, etc.  To view any current fines on your student’s account login to Touchbase at https://touchbase.bsd405.org/.
  2. The school district is currently developing a plan for students to return district property and pick up personal property. We will let you know as soon as that information is available.
  Graduation, June 16th: Our traditional in-person graduation is now a hybrid and will replaced with the combination of a virtual ceremony and an opportunity to pick up your diploma in person.  We will follow our traditional graduation program as closely as we can. There are a few steps we need students to do to help us pull this off.  Stay tuned for more information to come as plans unfold. Senior Farewell Tunnel: Seniors normally end the farewell assembly by leaving through a staff tunnel. We plan to still offer this tradition and are exploring options that will fall within the governor's guidelines for social distancing. Thanks again for all your grace Class of 2020. Very Sincerely, Dion Yahoudy

Volunteer needed at Newport Children’s School/Kid’s Club

Newport Children’s School is up the hill from Newport High School.  They are looking for a cheerleader, a chess team member, or an athlete to show off your skills and coach the kids.  This is a one-time commitment over the summer. You will be working with an adult teacher and will not be on your own or responsible for the kids. If you are interested in creating a new experience for their kids, please contact the School Age Coordinator, Ms. Gina Dexter at (425) 641-0824 or email gina@newportschool.com.  

Celebrating the Class of 2020

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June 11, 2:00 pm, Senior Awards

June 12, 2:00 pm, Farewell Assembly

June 16, 11:00 am, Commencement

    Prelude 10:40 am, Senior Video/Slideshow

Class of 2020 Commencement Program (a printed copy will be available at the Drive Through Event)

June 16, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Senior Drive Through Graduation Photo Event

Click to view the Graduation Event Invitation[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title="FAQ's" tab_id="1542392290554-4-8"][vc_toggle title="Activities"]
  1. How are we going to honor the seniors who participate in athletics and in the arts?
Senior and Athletic recognition will take place and we are working on making that happen somehow.
  1. What about the fees I paid for a field trip that was canceled?
The district is working with vendors on getting the funds back for canceled trips and will refund students and families as much as possible.  Their goal is to try and refund 100% wherever possible.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Advanced Placement"]
  1. How will AP courses be graded?
AP Courses will be graded the same as non-AP courses.  We are waiting to hear from our State Superintendent about how grades will be issued this semester. What we do know is that all courses will have the same grading format.
  1. Will I get refunded for an AP test should I decide not to take it?
We encourage you to attempt your AP test and we want to remind you that the test will only cover the material that was given before the shut-down.  If you still do not want to take the test you may choose not to take it.  In June, the College Board will let us know who did and who did not take the test and we will not be charged for students who did not take the test.  We are still waiting on an official decision from the district for the details regarding refunds. [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Athletics"]
  1. Will any of the spring activities/club/sports fees would be reimbursed since everything has been canceled. 
All Spring Athletic fees are being refunded and you don’t need to do anything to make that happen.  Please be patient, it could take a little time with so many student athletes within the district.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="College"]
  1. Will be my offer be rescinded by colleges if I only have P/F grades?
Colleges fully understand that this is not a normal semester.  Many colleges have publicly announced that they will not rescind offers for any student in the class of 2020 based on 2nd semester.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="GPA"]
  1. How will GPA’s be maintained and how will that affect college admission?
The school district has waived the minimum 2.0 required GPA so you don’t need to worry about that being a barrier to graduation.  Colleges fully understand that this is not a normal semester.  Many colleges have publicly announced that they will not rescind offers for any student in the class of 2020 based on 2nd semester.
  1. How will 3rd quarter grades affect my transcript?
3rd quarter grades are only a progress check and will not be posted to your transcript.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Grad Knight (Senior Party)"]
  1. What will happen with Grad Knight/Senior Party?
PTSA sponsors this event.  We will send out any updates as soon as we have them.
  1. Will we be refunded if we paid for senior party?
If the event does not take place, PTSA will refund any money you have paid.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Graduation"]
  1. How and when will our graduation ceremony happen?
We are working on providing the most memorable ceremony we can that fall within the restriction guidelines.  We hope to have graduation on the original date of June 16, 2020.  Stay tuned!
  1. How do I get my cap/gown and any other items we ordered from Jostens?
We are working with Josten’s to determine the best procedure for getting your orders to you.  We will let you know as soon as any decisions are made.
  1. How will I get my AP Cape and/or Honor Cords?
AP Capes and Honor/ISA Cords will appear on eligible students accounts by the end of April and you will be able to pay through Touchbase.  As mentioned above for Josten’s orders, we will let you know as soon as we know how you will get those orders.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Graduation Requirements"]
  1. What if I haven’t finished the 40 hours of required Community Services hours?
If you have completed and logged into x2vol 30 hours by April 25th, your transcript will say met.  If you have under 30 hours completed and logged into x2vol 30 hours by April 25th, your transcript will say waived.  Either way it will not be a barrier to graduation.
  1. What about the High School and Beyond Plan?
Please refer to 1.) the BSD FAQ’s, and 2.) The NHS Counseling webpage for information.  There is a PowerPoint on the Counseling webpage titled Instructions for Completing the High School and Beyond Plan.  Login with Clever, you don’t need a password.  Review the PowerPoint for the exact steps that you need to complete.  The 5th component is indicating which college you will be attending so we can send your final transcript.  This can be done within the senior survey in May.  If you have any questions you may contact Ms. Vanessa Lopez-Kopp, our College and Career Advisor.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Knight Valor"]
  1. What if I am unable to complete the number of CS hours I was working toward for Knight Valor?
Knight Valor is an award provided by PTSA.  They have reduced the number of required hours and will be publishing that information soon.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Lunch Accounts"]
  1. How do I get a refund if I still have money on my lunch account?
Complete this downloadable form and email it to nutrition@bsd405.org.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Prom"]
  1. How/when will prom take place?
The Senior Class Officers and Mr. Onishi have been in contact with the vendor and are working on an alternative date and/or event, if possible.  Please stay tuned for more info to come.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Returning/Collecting School and Personal Items"]The district is currently making decisions on how students and staff will be able to collect personal items and return district property.  We will post this information as soon as we know it.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Senior Recognition/Farewell Assembly"]
  1. How will seniors be honored on decision day. Usually there is a map on the second floor where seniors sign their names by the college they’ll be attending.
Ms. Landau-Walter and the leadership class are working on putting together a special virtual Senior Destination Map.
  1. How will the Farewell Assembly take place?
Ms. Landau-Walter and the ASB officers are busy planning an alternative event that will honor our seniors and allow them to say good-bye to staff.  We are still voting on the ABC’s and will also be compiling the senior video/slideshow.  Be sure to send your photos to nhs2020historians@gmail.com.  The deadline for sending photos is Friday, May 1st.Click to view the Senior Video Flyer for more info.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Yearbooks"]
  1. How will I get my yearbook?
As soon as we have a delivery date, we will let you know how and when you will be able to pick up your yearbook.
  1. Can I still purchase a yearbook if I have not already done so?
We are looking into options for one more opportunity for seniors to purchase a yearbook and will let you know as soon as that information is available.[/vc_toggle][/vc_tab][vc_tab title="Guiding Principles" tab_id="1587669899505-2-9"][cs_responsive_image image="9685"][/vc_tab][vc_tab title="Important Dates" tab_id="1589918443212-3-1"][vc_column_text][table id=29 /][/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]